Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sydney gets the chance to sample warming Swiss-style winter fondues


Fondue is a uniquely Swiss culinary experience and the perfect winter warmer.

Swissotel Sydney will be serving fondues to guests, locals and visitors in Sydney CBD over winter - with both cheese and chocolate fondues on offer.



The team at Swissotel Sydney has recreated a traditional fondue recipe - a combination of Swiss cheeses, Emmental (a yellow, medium-hard, savoury and mild tasting cheese) and Gruyere (a traditional, creamy, unpasteurised, semi-soft cheese), Kirsch (a clear, colourless cherry brandy), white wine and garlic, all blended together and served in one pot.

The chefs at Swissotel Sydney can also adapt the flavour of the fondue dip to suit guests' preferences by adding Fourme d'Ambert blue cheese, Gorgonzola Dolce blue cheese or truffle on request…or all three!

The fondue is served with traditional crusty baguette bread, pickled onions and a farmer's garden salad. Other optional dip additions Include: spiced meatballs, 'mac and cheese' croquettes, potato rostis, beer battered chips, seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, cured speck, pork salami, and even nashi pear.

To complement the experience, Swissotel Sydney has also curated a unique beverage menu which pairs perfectly with the fondue. Their selection includes: Kirsch, mulled wine, peach schnapps, calvados and apple schnapps. Guests are warned that fondue tradition dictates that if a person loses their bread in the fondue pot they owe the group a round of drinks!

For dessert lovers, there is a sweet option. Diners can dip their way into a special house-made milk chocolate fondue with favourites such as marshmallows, strawberries and more.

“We have been working on this concept for months now and we are absolutely thrilled to finally launch it in time for winter," says hotel GM Ross Buchanan.

"Fondue is an authentic Swiss culinary tradition which is perfect to enjoy with friends when the weather turns cold. The team and I are excited to share this unique experience which ties into the history of the Swissotel brand, with Sydneysiders and guests to the city.”

The Swiss fondue is available at Swissotel Sydney every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 10pm. The cheese experience is priced from $29 per person while the chocolate alternative at $22 per person with a minimum of two people per booking.

To book and for more information about Swissotel Sydney visit: www.swissotel.com/sydney

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